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Three Solutions for Ingrown Hairs

Ah, Summer! Time to break out the bare legs and bikini bottoms — and to start worrying about battling ingrown hairs. Waxing and shaving frequently can easily lead to razor burn and painful bumps that get infected if left untreated. Fortunately, there are some great solutions to the problem, whether you're looking to pamper yourself or you're shopping on a budget. Here are three ingrown-hair treatments to try.

From one of our favorite spa brands, these Ingrown Hair Eliminating Peeling Pads by Bliss ($35) are easy-to-use wipes presoaked in a hydroxy-acid solution, which helps battle bumps and soothe redness.

Two more, including a great budget option, so

If you think shaving your legs every other day is tough on your skin, imagine taking a razor to your face every morning. That's why I trust products for guys, like this Ingrown Hair Treatment by Anthony Logistics ($25). This moisturizing gel cleans away dead skin cells to fend off the bacteria that can lead to infection.

Looking for a more budget buy? Pick up a tube of good old hydrocortisone cream, like Cortaid Maximum Strength 1.0% Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream ($6.79). This first-aid staple is great for treating razor burn and calming irritated hair follicles.

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Megamega2k Megamega2k 9 years
I'm very interested in trying tend skin now....I've always had problems with ingrown hair so this could be great for summer, and especially great since I'm moving to Florida.
SweetKisses103 SweetKisses103 9 years
Thanks for posting this, BellaSugar!! I found it very helpful and it was just in time too!!!!
ditorres ditorres 9 years
just in time!!!
shadowdesigner shadowdesigner 9 years
Boy, I learn about so many great products here. It's awesome.
rgrl rgrl 9 years
THANKS EVERYONE, I USED TO USE TENDSKIN AND THEN I FOUND A CHEAPER VERSION FROM SALLY BEAUTY SUPPLY... BUT I JUST ORDERED TENDSKIN AGAIN, BECAUSE I AM NOT SURE THE CHEAPER VERSION REALLY WORKS... I'LL HAVE TO COMPARE THE RESULTS. I AM EXCITED TO TRY THE RIFFI MITT ALSO. I HAVE DARK HAIR AND GET INGROWNS. I HATE THEM!!! :RANT:
TammyFir TammyFir 9 years
Wow - I'm so glad to hear about Tend Skin - I can't wait to try that too!!
hoffigs hoffigs 9 years
I love the idea of trying hydrocortisone cream. I'm always up for a cheap and easy fix!
Sweet-Tea Sweet-Tea 9 years
Another thing to try is the Riffi Mitt, my esthetician/waxer gave me one of these what I thought was a german made torture devices (I bookmarked it) but it works like magic. It's just a really rough loofah, but once you get used to it (a week of use)--skin gets really soft and smooth and no build-up to cause the lovely red bumps. I've probably bought 20 of these and given them away to friends--this thing is a staple. I rarely get ingrown hairs since I started using this--but for those bad wax days these products you've reviewed sound great, need to pick some up. Thanks for the tips!
mlen mlen 9 years
I've used both the bliss pads and tend skin, and i prefer the tend skin. the pads are really convenient, because with tend skin you need cotton balls as well, but personally, i feel tend skin works better on me. Bella- I feel tend skin does a really good job of cleaning out the oil and whatever it is that blocks your hairs and causes them to become ingrown! i usually wait one day after waxing for the redness and soreness to go down and then i start using it.
blackjade78 blackjade78 9 years
Sorry, I'm with all the Tend Skin fans here. I can't believe it wasn't mentioned. This blue bottle has saved me from many beauty aches and pains! I use it on my brows, bikini line, etc... It works wonders.
TammyFir TammyFir 9 years
Thanks Bella - can't wait to try those pads!
Beauty Beauty 9 years
I have always wanted to try Tend Skin, but I haven't yet. If you guys have, I'd love to read a user review!
Miss-Fritzie Miss-Fritzie 9 years
How does tend skin not garner a mention here!?
mlen mlen 9 years
i use TendSkin for ingrown hairs- it works well, as long as you remember to use it for a week or so after waxing!
sofi sofi 9 years
a little hydrocortisone mixed with moisturizer soothes nicely. Won't prevent the ingrown hairs but will soothe the red irritation. I have to use it after an eyebrow wax because my skin.
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